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Self Referral & Useful Links

There are a number of NHS services that allow self referral for patients registered with a Portsmouth GP. We have included these below along with some links to other useful services in the city

1. Physiotherapy

Please follow this link to the Solent NHS Physiotherapy self referral page where you can complete your self referral online. If you have been referred by your GP and need to know how to book your appointment, please download this form

2. Talking Change

This is the psychological service in Portsmouth which you may have seen being widely advertised. You can self refer online from their website

3. Contraception and Sexual Health

This includes self referral for vasectomy and termination of pregnancy. The full list of services and how to access them is on their website

4. Alcohol Intervention Team

Based at the civic offices in Portsmouth, they offer support, information, advice and signposting to individuals who drink above 'safe' levels of alcohol for whatever reason. Their website is here

5. Portsmouth Recovery Hub

For support and help with alcohol and drug dependency, visit the Safer Portsmouth Partnership

6. Portsmouth City Council

Our local authority is the provider of social care as well as a wide variety of public services in our city. Their website is here

For more information on adult social care services in Portsmouth click here

One important service we are often asked about is the provision of disabled (blue badges) and parking bays. These no longer involve your GP in the assessment process. For more information please visit the city council's dedicated page here

7. Portsmouth Carers Centre

A carer is anyone who cares unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Facts about carers include:
Carers don’t choose to become carers: it just happens
You may be a carer for a short or long period of time
You can slowly slip into caring as responsibilities increase over time - or you may need to step in due to a sudden event (such as a stroke)
Nationally, at any one time one in ten people are carers
The caring role may be undertaken by one person or several friends, neighbours or members of the family
Help and support is available from the Portsmouth Carers Centre and can be contacted below:
Portsmouth Carers Centre website
117 Orchard Road
Tel: 02392 851864

8. Rowan's Hospice Meerkat Service

This is a service offered by the local hospice for children under 18 who have experienced bereavement or or who have been supported by the palliative care service before their loved one died. There website is here

9. Veterans Outreach Support

This service offers a drop in facility once a month for ex-service personnel and their families since 2008. For more information please visit their website here. You can also contact them via email or by phone on 023 9273 1767

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